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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Boats and Buoyancy Kit

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Grades 6–12. "Anchors aweigh" as design teams work to build a better boat starting with the classic aluminum foil model. Discover whether shape, size, or material (foil, clay, or wood) is the key to success for supporting maximum load. This simple yet challenging lab activity invokes critical thinking and problem solving while reinforcing engineering, buoyancy, and density principles. Addresses Next Generation Science Standards®: MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-3. Materials support 15 design teams. Includes teacher's manual, student guide, and FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support three-dimensional instruction.

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What’s Included:
  • 2 Modeling Clay, 1 lb
  • 15 Plastic Containers
  • 3 Aluminum Foil
  • 2 Masking Tape
  • 400 Craft Sticks
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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